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Business After Hours 2021

Network and socialize with others in the business community

Join us for the Chamber's monthly Business After Hours networking event, typically held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-7pm. Our events are held at various venues throughout the High Country and offer the perfect opportunity for casual networking with colleagues and members of the business community. Enjoy complimentary appetizers along with beer and wine, provided by some of the area’s most popular restaurants and catering professionals.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed the majority of our 2020 Business After Hours Calendar. Should health conditions allow in 2021, we will resume our schedule where we left off pre-pandemic, starting with App State Athletics with Skyline Skybest on March 18, 2021.

In the absence of Business After Hours for the remainder of 2020, the Chamber will host ZOOM THE ROOMa series of interactive networking events via Zoom that will allow people to share information and create meaningful connections. Please check back soon for details.

2021 Business After Hours Schedule

Date

Host(s)/Location

Register

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January 9, 2020 

Deer Valley Athletic Club

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February 13, 2020 

East Boone After Hours at Booneshine Brewing Co.

Photo Gallery

March 18, 2021

App State Athletics with Skyline/Skybest

Registration link coming soon

April 8, 2021

Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Registration link coming soon

May 13, 2021

The Inn at Crestwood with Medi Home Health & Hospice

Registration link coming soon

June 10, 2021

Mast General Store with Mountain Alliance

Registration link coming soon

July 8^, 2021

Beech Mountain Resort with Premier Images 

Registration link coming soon

August 19, 2021

First Horizon with Carolina West Wireless

Registration link coming soon

September 9*, 2021

Mystery Hill

Registration link coming soon

October 14, 2021

Hound Ears Club & Mountain Vista Window Washing

Registration link coming soon

November 9, 2021

LaQuinta Inn & Suites with Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

Registration link coming soon

December 9, 2021

Blue Ridge Energy - Watauga District Office

Registration link coming soon

^ - Combined event with Avery County and Beech Mountain Chambers of Commerce 

* - Combined event with the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 

2019 Business After Hours Archive

2018 Business After Hours Archive

How To Host A Business After Hours 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will allow the businesses that were scheduled to host Business After Hours in 2020 to do so in 2021.

Applications for the 2022 Business After Hours event schedule will be solicited from interested hosts from Friday, October 1, 2021, through 4:30 pm on Friday, October 29th. 

  • If selected, businesses are required to pay a $150-dollar non-refundable deposit at the time of contract to secure the date. The Chamber staff will use the deposit money to advertise the event to the business community

  • The host business must have adequate parking and provide food and beverage for an average of 85-125 attendees.

  • Multiple businesses may partner to host an event, providing the venue meets the host requirements.

Please contact Wysteria White at wysteria@boonechamber.com with any additional questions about the application process.